Danone owns brands including Alpro after WhiteWave acquisition

Danone's Q1: four things to learn

Danone's first-quarter update hit its shares - and it is likely the fall in its stock price was only part due to the numbers. The French yog...

Nestle reported 'soft consumer demand' in North America

Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn

The rate at which Nestle's organic sales rose in the first quarter of 2017 was the slowest this century but the results, issued on Thursday,...

Post sees 'better opportunities for EBITDA growth with cost management'

Analysis: Post discusses rationale for Weetabix

Post Holdings, the US food group, was this week announced as the new owner of Weetabix, the UK-based breakfast cereal business. The GBP1.4bn...

Who will snap up Stonyfield?

Who will buy Danone's Stonyfield business?

Danone said yesterday (12 April) its acquisition of natural food company WhiteWave Foods was final. The announcement comes less than two wee...

Younger consumers agnostic about where they buy snacks

Column: Why snacking is the new meal

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino believes the country is seeing "the deconstruction of the traditional meal" - and snack foods are th...

Has Unilever signalled more changes will come?

Column: Unilever may surprise us further down line

Unilever announced the fruits of its business review - convened after the company brushed off interest from Kraft Heinz - yesterday (6 April...

Why finding harmony on nutritional labelling no easy task - analysis 6 Apr 17

Front-of-pack nutritional labelling has long been a subject of fierce debate within the food industry - and between food companies and public health professionals. The launch of a coalition of multinational food and beverage companies aimed at fostering a harmonised approach across Europe, Ben Cooper writes, promises more of the same.

Albertsons, Sprouts in 'merger talks', Amazon swoops for Dubai's Souq.com, Tesco firm on Booker ambitions - retail round-up, March 2017 6 Apr 17

March saw rumours of what called be a significant piece of M&A in the US grocery retail sector, one deal done in the Middle East e-commerce market and one major retail CEO standing by his plans to add to his business through acquisition. Dean Best reports.

Thought Leaders

PepsiCo affirms full-year target as Q1 hits mark

Katy Askew | 26 Apr 17

PepsiCo reaffirmed its guidance for full-year earnings today (26 April) as the US snack and cereal maker delivered first-quarter profits slightly ahead of market expectations. 

Hershey profit hit by one-time charges

Katy Askew | 26 Apr 17 Hershey earnings pressured by impairment charge

Hershey has booked a drop in first-quarter profits due to higher asset impairment charges and "business realignment" costs. 

Cooperl bid for FTL meats unit accepted

Dean Best | 26 Apr 17 Cooperl nears acquisition of clutch of charcuterie and meats assets

Embattled French food holding company Financiere Turenne Lafayette has accepted a takeover offer from local pork giant Cooperl for its charcuterie business.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:50pm 26 Apr 2017)

Dr Oetker reports "respectable" results for 2016

Kidfresh eyes growth after funding round 

MSC unveils new sustainable fishing target

Heritage Foods eyes German yogurt launch in India

2 Sisters' chief Boparan invests in UK's Crawshaw

Ebro sees benefits of "consumer-first" approach

Premier Foods launches free-from Mr Kipling cakes

J&J Snacks revenue lifted by Hill & Valley deal

Freedom Foods Group charting growth strategy from Australia to China and US – interview 26 Apr 17

Katy AskewFreedom using Crafted Blends to target snacks market in Australia

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is balancing its ambitions to grow at home and abroad. A supplier of allergen-free products in Australia, Freedom Foods is expanding its domestic presence through a focus on innovation. At the same time, the company is trying to grow its dairy, snack and cereal sales in China and the US. Katy Askew spoke to Freedom's general manager of marketing and innovation, Tom Dusseldrop, to find out more. 

"We fit Unilever's vision for next generation of good food" - Sir Kensington's co-founder Scott Norton on sale of US mayo maker 24 Apr 17

Dean Best'Unilever may be able to learn from our food-native approach'

After shedding a series of food assets – and announcing earlier this month plans to quit spreads – Unilever’s longer-term strategy for the sector is always the subject of debate within the industry. This week, however, the consumer goods giant has made what is for the business a rare move: adding to its foods division through M&A. The Hellmann’s mayonnaise owner has bought fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington’s. Dean Best caught up with Sir Kensington’s co-founder Scott Norton to find out more.

"We're bringing something very disruptive to the category" - Hippeas' Craig Hughes on snack brand's UK push 24 Apr 17

Dean BestHippeas lining up push into UK supermarkets

Chickpea puffs brand Hippeas, launched a year ago as the first product developed by US-based start-up Green Park Brands, has already made notable inroads both in its domestic market and in the UK. Dean Best met Craig Hughes, Green Park's European sales director, at the IFE industry expo in London to discuss Hippeas' performance in the UK and the company's plans for the brand in the market and in Europe. 

Danone closes WhiteWave, who will acquire Stonyfield?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 13 Apr 17

Danone completed its US$12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave Foods this week. The move will roughly double Danone's presence in North America, where WhiteWave is a top four dairy player.

Premier Foods pension news offers cheer but challenges remain

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 28 Mar 17

Premier Foods plc revealed today (28 March) it has secured a deal with its pension scheme trustees that will see the UK food maker reduce its pension burden.

Another reshuffling of pack at Hain Celestial

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 13 Mar 17

Hain Celestial, under the scrutiny of the investment community in recent months and facing some challenges in its domestic market, has announced another shuffling of its management pack.

Unilever makes acquisition - in food

Unilever makes acquisition - in food

Excluding ice cream, much of Unilever's corporate moves in the food sector in recent years has been to offload assets. In April, the company snapped up fledgling US condiments firm Sir Kensington's.

Post Holdings emerges as buyer for Weetabix

Post Holdings emerges as buyer for Weetabix

The US group expands breakfast cereal business with move for household UK brand.

Stonyfield on block as Danone clears WhiteWave deal

Stonyfield on block as Danone clears WhiteWave deal

Danone has agreed to sell US organic dairy business Stonyfield to get local regulatory clearance for its acquisition of WhiteWave Foods. What interest could there be in Stonyfield?

Unilever announces results of business review

Unilever announces results of business review

Spreads set for exit door as FMCG giant shakes up business in wake of Kraft Heinz takeover interest

PepsiCo Inc in Packaged Food (World)

PepsiCo Inc in Packaged Food (World)

In 2016, PepsiCo continues to outpace average packaged food growth, ranking second after Nestlé. With its solid snacks portfolio, established billion dollar brands and diversified product range, the company still stands out as one of the top performers in packaged food. In order to improve its standing amid intensifying competition in the snacking environment, PepsiCo needs to focus revamping its “better-for-you” portfolio, and explore entry into plant-based milk drinks... Read more

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